On September 22nd, 1862, Lincoln promised to sign an Emancipation Proclamation on New Year's Day. "All persons," Lincoln wrote, "held as slaves within any State in rebellion shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free." But abolitionists were unsure whether he would keep his promise.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.